Sequence Production System
Demand flow, or Just-in-Sequence (JIS) manufacturing, is the next step forward from Just-in-Time manufacturing. JIS makes manufacturing processes leaner and helps to cut costs. For example, Automotive Manufacturers can reduce inventories by streamlining production processes and outsourcing component assemblies.
For over a decade Infinity’s sequence production solutions have helped UK Automotive Manufacturers to outsource component assembly and gain competitive advantage. Infinity’s sequence production solutions have helped Automotive Suppliers to set a standard for JIS production and helped to rebuild and strengthen the UK suppliers and supply chains. This has created a benchmark that other manufacturers aspire to achieve.
Infinity’s solutions for suppliers handle real-time data from automotive manufacturers’ and suppliers’ production lines to run Just-in-Time and Just-in-Sequence production. Our system at the supplier’s plant processes and verifies all signals received through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) connections with the manufacturer’s system. Then the system provides client-specific production instructions, typically involving barcodes/labels and direct IP feeds to production line machinery.
The JIS system at the supplier’s production plant runs production on a daily basis and allows planning ahead of the weekly production schedule. As a web-based application it provides real-time on-demand information. This enables suppliers to react instantly to any fluctuations in actual production levels at the automotive manufacturer’s plant. Supplier can then produce and deliver the right part, at the right time, to the right point in the manufacturing process.